Alice is 48 years old. She is divorced and has a 31-year-old daughter. Alice is living with three additional dependents who are relatives; they help her with her business.
In 2003, Alice established a business selling plastic bowls, buckets, and dishes. Alice started this business because she wanted to get a means of livelihood for her family. Alice earns about 1,000,000 Leone (SLL) every month from this business.
Alice has a very good loan repayment history. She needs a loan of 5,000,000 SLL to buy more of the products she sells. She hopes that this loan will increase her monthly profit by 300,000 SLL.
In the future Alice plans to open a big shop in the city center where she will be sure to get high sales. She also plans to educate her dependents to the level they wish to attain and build a house.
She thanks you for your support.
About the Association or Rural Development
The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.